Sigma 10-20 on a Film SLR

10mm test shot.

This is also a good example of the difference in size between a 35mm film frame and an APS-C sized sensor (or close to it anyway).

View all photos taken: Monday, 20th August 2007, This photo: 9:36pm

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  • -spam- said:

    I have been waiting to see this.
  • David de Groot said:
    Got the film developed today and spent the last hour or so scanning the negatives. I also picked up a blower brush which has improved the levels of dust on the scans incredibly :)
    I only lost 3 and a half shots to light leaks when the back opened unexpectantly, so that's not too bad. Ted's probably can't get the latch repaired, but they've recommended a place over on Creek St, so I'll pop in there at some stage.
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    failing that, I rang some shop up in the pine river area a while back. I can dig up their number if you like. What did you use to scan ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah that'd be cool too, thanks :)

    I have an ancient Nikon Coolscan II (SCSI) scanner. It works fine under Linux (but not Windows, well at least nothing newer than Win95 anyway).
  • -spam- said:
    Looking at it some more, its kind of scary just how small the 1.6x crop sensors are. Given that the 10-20 at 10mm will pretty much cover a 1.3x crop sensor as well (with a little vignetting)

    10-20 on a 1D mkIIn
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, that's quite usable on a 1.3x sensor isn't it ?
    I'd have to seriously crop on this shot to be usable - it'd be better just to shoot it on the 400D.
    Although at 20mm, the vignetting isn't too bad.
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said: in Petrie
    There is a helpful (Swiss?) gentleman by the name of Peter who actually does the work. He is an authorised Canon repair agent. I spoke with him regarding CLA and repair for a Nikon F2 photomic and also a lens. He told me what he could do (with availability of parts etc) and what he would recommend (how to test the lens first etc). Worth talking to him. I think there is a charge to drop something off for a quote.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah cool, thanks Ming. Once I finish the roll that's in it, I'll wander along and see what he reckons. It *should* be an easy fix.
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    So, what do you think of the lens, other than the vignette on 135 format?
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty impressive really. Distortion when used level is minimal even at 10mm, vignetting is fairly well controlled, flaring with the supplied hood is also well controlled/minimal. Colour and contrast seem to be quite decent and the build quality is really very good.
    And for the price, you're not going to get anything better :)